In his book “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” author Dan Egan chronicles the history of the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes as well as the natural and man-made dangers threatening it.
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City Council is expected to vote March 29 on an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance that would restrict some street performers from major stretches of two downtown streets.
Wildlife agencies and fishermen in Illinois are using a Chinese technique to catch Asian carp, an invasive fish species threatening the Great Lakes ecosystem.
A senior White House official says President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday will have an optimistic tone and follow a “renewal of the American spirit” theme.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is supporting a bill that would require testing of groundwater near quarries where construction debris is dumped.
Editors from Trains Magazine tell us why Chicago is America's railroad capital.
Five candidates are vying for the position of 4th Ward alderman in the Feb. 28 special election. They join us to discuss their platforms.
WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joins us to discuss funding problems surrounding the public school system in Gary, Indiana.
In another disturbing chapter of Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, two young girls were shot in the head within 30 minutes of each other Saturday night on the South Side.
An express train connecting Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to the Loop and a new CTA Green Line station blocks from the United Center are among the mayor’s plans for upgrading the city’s infrastructure.
The late Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks made history in 1950 as the first African-American author to receive a Pulitzer Prize.
The governor strikes a conciliatory tone in his State of State address. We get reaction from public policy professionals with different points of view.
Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills exceeds $11 billion. Does Comptroller Susana Mendoza think the state can ever catch up?
Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago walked out of classrooms Friday morning to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Some say he was railroaded. Others call him a terrorist. Meet the brother of a former Chicagoan whose sentence was commuted this week by President Barack Obama.
Over the course of its history, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has amassed a collection of about 390,000 animal specimens and artifacts. We get a close look at five of these rarely seen items.
Does President-elect Donald Trump’s new business plan allay fears that he could be financially influenced as president? We examine the ethical and legal questions surrounding his business affairs.
Thousands of spectators gathered at McCormick Place to watch President Barack Obama conclude his two-term presidency in the city where his political life began 20 years ago.
Social media has become a ubiquitous fixture of our daily lives. We discuss the varying effects of such digital communication tools on young people.
Chicago Tonight correspondent Carol Marin asks the president about his legacy, violence in Chicago and whether he would consider pardoning disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
“The violence in this city is more about what the bad guys are doing and not so much about what the police are or are not doing,” Chicago Police Superintendent said during an interview with Eddie Arruza. Hear the full conversation.